A devastating 2003 forest fire in Kelowna, British Columbia, inspired teens Cameron and Bryce Jones to plant one billion trees in Canada and across the world by 2028. Flash Forest uses drones to shoot “seed pods” to rapidly plant post-wildfire where it may be too dangerous to send humans or where entire burned forests struggle to regenerate naturally. After completing the largest drone reforestation project in Canadian history in spring 2021, it will be doing large-scale planting operations across B.C., Alberta and Ontario, rapidly scaling by partnering with governments, private landowners, corporations and others. The Canadian government has announced a $1.3 million contribution as part of its 2 Billion Trees commitment — the first time it has included drone reforestation as part of the federal climate change solution.

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